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Commissive Illocutionary Point

Commissive Illocutionary Point

A commissive illocutionary point is the illocutionary point of a speaker committing to bring about the state of affairs described in the propositional content of the utterance.

According to certain analyses, a commissive illocutionary point is one of the five basic purposes that a speaker can have in making an utterance.

Page/s: 38–39
Source: Searle and Vanderveken 1985

Searle, John, and Daniel Vanderveken. 1985.Foundations of illocutionary logic. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University.

Page/s: 57
Source: Crystal 1985

Crystal, David. 1985.A dictionary of linguistics and phonetics. 2nd edition. New York: Basil Blackwell.

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